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Jerauld County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Jerauld County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of USA SD
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Wessington Springs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

533 sq mi (1,380 km²)
530 sq mi (1,372 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.51%
 - (2000)
 - Density

2/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Jerauld County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,295. Its county seat is Wessington Springs6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,380 km² (533 sq mi). 1,372 km² (530 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.51%) is water.

Townships Edit

The county is divided into fourteen townships: Alpena, Anina, Blaine, Chery, Crow, Crow Lake, Franklin, Harmony, Logan, Marlar, Media, Pleasant, Viola, Wessington Springs, and one area of unorganized territory: Dale.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 2,798
1910 5,120 83.0%
1920 6,338 23.8%
1930 5,816 −8.2%
1940 4,752 −18.3%
1950 4,476 −5.8%
1960 4,048 −9.6%
1970 3,310 −18.2%
1980 2,929 −11.5%
1990 2,425 −17.2%
2000 2,295 −5.4%
Est. 2006 2,071 −9.8%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,295 people, 987 households, and 651 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 1,167 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.00% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 987 households out of which 24.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 19.80% from 25 to 44, 26.20% from 45 to 64, and 25.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°04′N 98°37′W / 44.06, -98.62

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